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First Line: Late, and lonely, and faint for sleep
Last Line: And drink the waters of great healing.
Subject(s): Dew


LATE, and lonely, and faint for sleep,
I yet will pause and have silence,
That the thirsty one, my soul,
May open to the night
And drink the dew...

I know that the day was wasted, many-tongued.
In noise and dust I stifled:
Over me passed a wind of words, and the world reeled.

But now I am alone...
Now space, and silence, and my body and I
Bathed in beloved night...

Dew of the stars and of the ether and earth,
Dew of my soul,
Fall into the cup of my beseeching hands,
That I may put thee to my lips
And drink the waters of great healing.





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